Monthly Archive: December 2013
has emerged, the smartphone that was initially tipped to replace the G1 in Q3 2009. The Bigfoot is expected to have a 3-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, presumably similar to that the company has used in the Samsung I7500 aka Galaxy. There's also believed to be UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, taking advantage of T-Mobile USA's 3G network, and it seems sensible to assume that it will have WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. A 3-megapixel camera is also expected, and of course there's that full QWERTY keyboard and what look to be some well-placed stereo speakers. According to the BGR's sources, the Samsung Bigfoot is actually set to launch in the very near future. No word on pricing or specific launch dates, however, but if that "really soon" prediction pans out, we shouldn't have too long to wait.
we've seen for the Android platform, but Vision Objects' MyScript system still finds itself with little company. MyScript recognizes all manner of individual characters, hand-printed and cursive handwriting in around sixteen different languages, and is happy with you using a finger rather than a stylus to trace out letters on your Android handset's screen. As the video demo, below, shows, you don't have to wait for individual letters or even words to be recognized before moving on. Instead, the text-entry box effectively scrolls across, creating more space to write; you can squeeze a couple of words on-screen at a time. Vision Objects provide handwriting-recognition engines to a number of partner software companies, so it's possible we could see an Android version of MyScript using the technology from another developer. No word on when that might happen, though. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCpwfUD024E[/youtube] [via UMPC Tips]
Android-powered netbooks in Q3 2009. That official launch window is still months away, but the top netbook maker on the planet was showing the machine off at Computex. The Acer Aspire One D250 was spied at the show running Android as its operating system. Acer was fast to point out that the rig seen wasn't the actual product but merely a test bed system. Another Android-powered machine has popped up as well.